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What is Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft. It runs on Windows systems and uses Transact-SQL as the query language.

Microsoft SQL Server release history:

  • 1993 - SQL Server 4.21 for Windows NT
  • 1995 - SQL Server 6.0, codenamed SQL95
  • 1996 - SQL Server 6.5, codenamed Hydra
  • 1999 - SQL Server 7.0, codenamed Sphinx
  • 1999 - SQL Server 7.0 OLAP, codenamed Plato
  • 2000 - SQL Server 2000 32-bit, codenamed Shiloh (version 8.0)
  • 2003 - SQL Server 2000 64-bit, codenamed Liberty
  • 2005 - SQL Server 2005, codenamed Yukon (version 9.0)
  • 2005 - SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, restricted free version

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  1. What is Microsoft SQL Server?
  2. How to download Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
  3. What are the requirements to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
  4. Why I am getting "The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 in not installed" message?
  5. How to download and install Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0?
  6. What is mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN?
  7. How to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?
  8. How do you know if SQL Server is running on your local system?
  9. What is sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEX?PRESS)
  10. How to download and install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express?
  11. How to connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to SQL Server 2005 Express?
  12. How to run Queries with SQL Server Management Studio Express?
  13. How to download and install SQL Server 2005 Books Online?
  14. How to run SQL Server 2005 Books Online on your local system?

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